Patent Filing Indicates AMD May Be Preparing Their Own Variable Rate Shading Tech

28-02-2019 by
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Currently exclusive to NVIDIA Turing GPUs, Variable Rate Shading allows shader resources to be dynamically allocated to sections of a scene depending on complexity and other context clues.

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Qualcomm Files Patent Infringement Complaint Against Apple

07-07-2017 by
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Qualcomm goes head to head with Apple as the company files complaint against Apple citing unlawful importation and sale of iPhones that Qualcomm claims to have infringed one or more of six Qualcomm patented technologies.

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NVIDIA Loses US ITC Patent Case Against Samsung

15-12-2015 by
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ITC upholds ruling that two graphics technology patents weren't infringed, with a third found to be invalid, in a blow to NVIDIA's ongoing litigation against Samsung and Qualcomm.

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Sony has researched new tech for suppressing second-hand game sales

06-01-2013 by
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Sony has researched new tech for suppressing second-hand game sales with a new patent that reveals a technology that locks games to user ID.

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Every Android Device May Breach Newly Confirmed Apple Patent

26-10-2011 by
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Latest Patent War salvo sees confirmation for Apple's 'Slide To Unlock' patent, potentially leaving all Android smart-devices in breach.

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iPhone 5 May Face a Rocky Road

22-09-2011 by
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As Samsung unleashes a torrent of cases against Apple Inc. VIA has now stepped in the foray.

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Nintendo Sued Over Wii's Alleged Breach of Patent

12-09-2011 by
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ThinkOptics Inc., makers of pointing device the 'Wavit Remote', have brought a suit against Nintendo for years of alleged patent infringement by the Wii Console.

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Samsung Will Not Promote New Galaxy Tablet

05-09-2011 by
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Samsung will not show off their new Galaxy tablet at the IFA event in Berlin after a Court in Dusseldorf Ruled in favour of Apple.

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Google Set To Acquire Motorola Mobility

15-08-2011 by
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In a surprising move to many in the industry Google have laid down $12.5bn to acquire Motorola Mobility, including hardware, IP and mobile patents.

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